Effects of Roadside Deposition on Growth and Pollutant Accumulation by Willow (Salix miyabeana)

  title={Effects of Roadside Deposition on Growth and Pollutant Accumulation by Willow (Salix miyabeana)},
  author={Rebecca L. Heintzman and John E. Titus and Weixing Zhu},
  journal={Water, Air, \& Soil Pollution},
Roadside plants have the potential to accumulate pollutants and safeguard waterways. To assess growth and pollutant accumulation of roadside plants, the willow Salix miyabeana was grown (a) in a greenhouse on soil collected at different distances from an interstate highway to test the longer-term effects of pollutant deposition as manifested in soil, and (b) in the field on reference soil placed at different distances from that highway to test the shorter-term effects of proximity to pollutant… 
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